Book cover

A cover of a book binding; brown leather cover with gold and blind tooling; a ten-pointed star at the centre with dot punches and geometric strapworks; doublure of block-pressed leather. The doublure have an allover pattern of stems, leaves, and stars.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Leather over pasteboards
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 37.5 x 28.5 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/4 in)
Geography
Egypt or Syria
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Book cover

Keywords
Egypt, Henri Vever collection, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Syria, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

A cover of a book binding; brown leather cover with gold and blind tooling; a ten-pointed star at the centre with dot punches and geometric strapworks; doublure of block-pressed leather. The doublure have an allover pattern of stems, leaves, and stars.

Inscription(s)

Stamps: oval blue-edged, 12; round white, 1375, pbxx

Published References
  • Henry Corbin, Paul Pelliot, Eustache de Lorey. Les Arts de l'Iran, l'ancienne Perse, et Bagdad. Paris. cat.16.8, p. 136.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 461, pp. 367-368.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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